So Israel says it is at war with Palestine – Palestinians probably think they have been at war for years. Personally I believe it is a case of ‘you reap what you sow’. Israel has treated Palestine with cruelty and distain for too long. Shooting and arresting children and journalists has inevitably led to conflict. The west cannot escape blame either – it has tolerated apartheid type policies by Israel for too long. Peace talks need to be instigated by the USA (they are the funders of Israel) immediately. Maybe a hindu leader of a nominally christian country could make some sensible comments – not holding my breath here!